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Crowd at the Lung Kong Tin Yee Association
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Los Angeles Photographers Photo Collection;
Quillen, Harry
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Los Angeles Public Library
Los Angeles Public Library Photo Collection
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The Lung Kong Tin Yee Association is a worldwide fraternity also known as "The Four Brothers," and dates back to the 1600's in China. The Los Angeles chapter was the 485th association dedicated in the United States. The group provided basic needs and support to the Chinese American Community and fought against discriminatory practices. The Los Angeles chapter was a driving force in the preservation of the old Plaza landmarks such as the Lugo House and the Buddhist Temple that were threatened with demolition in 1950.
A large crowd watches festivities celebrating the dedication of the new Lung Kong Tin Yee Association building located at 989 N. Broadway in Chinatown. In front of the crowd are drummers and lion dancers waiting for their turn to perform. The lion head used in the lion dance can be seen placed on the street beside the dancers. Photograph dated July 10, 1949.
1 negative :safety ;10 x 13 cm.
Photographic safety negatives
Harry Quillen Collection; Los Angeles Photographers Collection;
Meizhou Longgang qin yi zong gong suo
Office buildings--California--Chinatown (Los Angeles)
Crowds--California--Los Angeles
Spectators--California--Los Angeles
Lion dance--California--Los Angeles
Dancers--California--Los Angeles
Drummers (Musicians)--California--Los Angeles
Drums (Musical instruments)
Architecture--California--Chinatown (Los Angeles)--Chinese influences
Streets--California--Chinatown (Los Angeles)
Dwellings--California--Chinatown (Los Angeles)
Electric lines--Poles and towers
Broadway (Los Angeles, Calif.)
Chinatown (Los Angeles, Calif.)

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